|Sink Mystery -- Groks Science Show 2013-06-12 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
They surround us. They live in us. They are bacteria. Some cause diseases, others produce cheese. Yet, the majority of bacteria on our planet have not been identified. On this program, Jeffrey McLean discusses the genomic sequencing of this dark matter of life.
Keywords: PM 61; bacteria; biofilm; JCVI; Craig Venter; microbes
|Jack and the Microbiome -- Groks Science Show 2013-01-16 - Joanna Rowell|
Bacteria are everywhere. They have been on Earth for 4 billion years, and have permeated every environmental niche on the planet, including our own bodies! We are, after all, composed of 10 trillion human cells and 100 trillion bacterial cells. But how do you study the Earth's microbiome, and what influence do these bacteria have on our daily lives? On this episode, microbial ecologist Jack Gilbert joins us to discuss a very exciting collaborative study, the "Earth Microbiome Project."
Keywords: groks; Jack Gilbert; ecology; microbiology; microbe; bacteria; microbiome; big data